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Current Students

Students are at the center of life in the University of Maryland English Department, including in our graduate and undergraduate student organizations.

Get involved on campus and more about our academic programs for Undergraduate and Graduate students.

Student Organizations

There are three main undergraduate student organizations in the Department of English at the University of Maryland: the African Diaspora Reading Group, the English Undergraduate Association (EUA), and Sigma Tau Delta English Honor Society. The English Undergraduate Association and the African Diaspora Reading Group are open to all English majors, minors, and non-majors.

Sigma Tau Delta is open by application only.

Our undergraduates also run Paper Shell Review, our journal of literary and media criticism, and participate in ZineClub through BookLab. Both are open to all students.

Learn more about our student organizations.


Our major has four established tracks—Literary and Cultural Studies; Language, Writing and Rhetoric; Creative Writing; and Media Studies—which allows students to specialize within and across the multiple field strengths of the department.

Browse course catalogues, advising, and requirements. 

Learn more about the undergraduate program.


The Department of English at the University of Maryland offers a Ph.D. program in English language and literature, an M.A. program with concentrations in literature as well as in rhetoric and writing, and an M.F.A. program in poetry and fiction. We also offer a Ph.D. in comparative literature. In addition, graduate students are able to earn certifications in critical theory and women’s studies.

Explore degrees and resources for graduate students.

Learn more about the graduate program.